Friday, September 28, 2007

Event of Interest: WBDC Conference in Chicago 9/26-27

Picture perfect photo opportunity (L-R): Kate Koziol (President, K Squared Marketing and Public Relations), Caitlin Jenkins (national Director of Communications for WPO) and Kali Evans-Raoul (President, The Image Studios) -- all having a grand time at our booth during the conference.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Event of Interest: WBDC Conference in Chicago 9/26-27

Come visit us at our WPO Booth No. 636 during the Women's Business Development Conference in Chicago September 26-27 at Navy Pier. Our national Director of Communications, Caitlin Jenkins, will be on hand to meet and greet folks and several WPO Chicago members plan to attend.

During the conference, a WPO Chicago member will be honored with the Rising Star Award; another is giving a keynote and still another serves as a panelist during the "Go Global" workshop! So it's not just about Martha!

Hope to see you there! More information can be found here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Article of Interest: Girl Power

It's never too early to start educating young women about the merits to entrepreneurship. In this Entrepreneur magazine article, "Girl Power," WPO is recognized for putting on a nationwide event that brought together women entrepreneurs and elementary-age girls in 11 cities from Phoenix to Toronto, all to play the game Cashflow for Kids. WPO members served as facilitators, and mentors, helping the girls learn lessons in financial literacy.

How are you helping young women learn what it takes to start a business?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Article of Interest: Scholars Link Success of Firms To Lives of CEOs

As president of your organization, what happens if you lose your spouse or partner? Or your father-in-law passes away? Do you think either of these events will impact your performance in a negative way?

That is the thorny privacy question put to test in a recent study based on CEOs of publicly-traded companies and the findings are intriguing.
Such things don't normally figure in investment decisions. But maybe they should, according to a recent study by three finance professors. Mining a trove of Danish government data on thousands of businesses, they were able to track links between CEO-family deaths and the companies' profitability over a decade.

It slid by about one-fifth, on average, in the two years after the death of a CEO's child, and by about 15% after the death of a spouse.
Read more here for the very controversial results. Do you think employees should know as much as they can about your life before they sign on? Where do we draw the line?